NEW GLASGOW – In September a goal was placed at the feet of the Pictou County peewee A Crushers after their first practice – they wanted to make provincials.
Sunday afternoon at the Pictou County Wellness Centre the locals punched their ticket to the provincial peewee A championship tournament being held in Bridgewater with a 4-3 victory over the Cumberland Ramblers.
The road to provincials was not an easy venture as the Crushers needed a bit of luck after they won their league. They then had to face tough competition as the top two teams from their league faced off against the top two in Cape Breton in the second round of the provincial qualifiers. The Crushers came through the second round undefeated with a 3-0 win over Northside Cape Breton and a 7-6 overtime victory over the Sydney Steelers before facing the always tough Ramblers last Sunday.
While excited to be advancing further to face the best peewee A teams in the province the Crushers are not satisfied simply to be there.
“We feel we can compete with anyone in this province,” said Duncan Cameron after Sunday’s victory. “The coaches have us believing in ourselves and it shows in the dressing room and on the ice.”
Munro Mackay added that focus, determination and heart is what we bring every day to practice and games.”
The Crushers bring a season record of 25-11-5 to the provincials in Bridgewater from March 28-31.